Coordinating Drug and Alcohol Medical Detox Orange County
Being successfully treated for a drug or alcohol use disorder can only be accomplished if the individual is fully engaged in the treatment process. Going through the intense work of addiction therapy requires a clear mind and a willingness to participate. In most cases, with the exception of early stage substance abuse, none of that is possible until the individual first undergoes the detox and withdrawal process.
Detoxification refers to the first phase of addiction recovery after discontinuing the use of drugs or alcohol. During detox the body will cycle through the process of eliminating the toxins and chemicals that have accumulated in the body’s tissues and blood stream. Detox typically lasts about five to seven days, at which time the individual will be ready to enter into the active treatment phase of recovery.
The Benefits of a Medical Detox Orange County
Some people make the mistake of attempting to detox on their own, thinking that the withdrawal symptoms can be easily managed at home. What usually happens in these cases is that, as soon as the symptoms become intolerable, which they usually do at some point between 48-72 hours after the last alcoholic drink or drug dosing, the individual will relapse back to using just to avoid the discomforts or pain associated with detox.
To ensure a successful detox and withdrawal is completed, paving the way to treatment, a medically supervised detox is recommended. Prior to the medical detox, a clinician will conduct a thorough intake evaluation to gauge the severity of the addiction. By learning about the individual’s addiction history, their level of drug or alcohol consumption, their general health status, and whether there is a coexisting mood disorder, such as depression or anxiety, the clinician can determine what detox complications might possibly emerge, if any, and thus be prepared to manage them.
During the detox process, these detox specialists will monitor vital signs and offer medical interventions and psychological support throughout the detox period. Using medications to treat a wide variety of withdrawal symptoms, these trained detox providers can alleviate much of the pain and discomfort of detox and withdrawal. Having this support is essential to successfully completing the detox process so that one can then begin to engage fully in therapy.
Why Medical Detox Alone Is Not Sufficient For Addiction Recovery
Another misunderstanding about addiction recovery is the belief that detox alone is sufficient for living a life in recovery. It is mistakenly believed that once the substance has cleared the body they are good to go. This could not be further from the reality of how addiction works. In order for the detox process to be fruitful in the long run, the individual must undergo the necessary therapy to identify triggers and change the irrational or distorted thought patterns that lead to the maladaptive addictive behaviors.
Through cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy new, healthy and productive thought/behavior patterns can be taught and practiced, acting as powerful tools in recovery. In addition, for a sustained recovery to take root, underlying factors such as past traumas, grief and loss, pseudo attachments, or unresolved emotional pain must be examined and worked through in family therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and attachment therapy sessions.
The recovery journey begins with a medical detox, which is just the first stop along the way, and continues through ongoing therapy toward a renewed and fulfilling life that is free from the bondage of addiction.
Phoenix Rising Behavioral Health Care Services is here to help you coordinate a medical detox Orange County to safely cleanse your body from alcohol, opiates, prescription drugs, heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, and most other drugs and substances. Call our Admissions Team at 877-299-5694
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